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9:05 PM ET, September 23, 2007


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PR Newswire:
Statement by Eli Pariser, Political Action Executive Director, Resolving the New York Times Ad Rate Issue  —  WASHINGTON /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the Public Editor column of today's New York Times, the Times' vice president admits that, without the knowledge or consent …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and BLACKFIVE
Rich Schapiro / NY Daily News:
N.Y. Times admits Petraeus ad sold to at 1/2 off  —  The old gray lady has some explaining to do.  —  Officials at the New York Times have admitted a liberal activist group was permitted to pay half the rate it should have for a provocative ad condemning U.S. Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus.
Little Green Footballs:
Daily Kos: Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  —  At the new mainstream voice of the Democratic Party, Jewish lesbian "sallykohn" explains: Daily Kos: Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  —  No, it's not a joke.  And no, this is not an unusual sentiment at Daily Kos.
Sallykohn / Daily Kos:
Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  —  I know I'm a Jewish lesbian and he'd probably have me killed.  But still, the guy speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon...  Okay, I admit it.  Part of it is that he just looks cuddly.  Possibly cuddly enough to turn me straight.
Hotline On Call:
Romney is the Survivor on the Island  —  Mackinac Island, MI-  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 23, 2007  —  CONTACT: Amy Walter (202) 280-0675  —  Gov Mitt Romney won the Michigan Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, receiving 39 % of the 979 votes cast.
David Freddoso / The Corner:
Wake Up, Dead Man?
Discussion: Power Line
Reid Wilson / RealClearPolitics:
Romney Wins Mackinac Poll
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Can We Talk Politics, Please?  —  BARACK OBAMA gets morning breath.  Elizabeth Edwards felt her rib pop during some good loving with her husband, John.  —  And Rudolph W. Giuliani, by the testimony of no less than his third wife, is a really-high-testosterone guy.  —  Must we go there?
Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:   THE 'TOO MUCH INFORMATION' CAMPAIGN  —  The New York Times laments …
Scott Adams / The Dilbert Blog:
A Feeling I'm Being Had  —  I was happy to hear that NYC didn't allow Iranian President Ahmadinejad  —  to place a wreath at the WTC site.  And I was happy that Columbia  —  University is rescinding the offer to let him speak.  If you let a guy like  —  that express his views, before long the entire world will want freedom
Washington Post:
In Swing Districts, Democratic Enthusiasm Is Harder to Come By  —  Conventional wisdom dictates that Democratic voters are thrilled with their choices for president, bursting at the seams to rally behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) or whoever gets the party's nod next year.
Jack Kelly / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Syria's move  —  Assad is under competing pressures to either attack Israel or make peace  —  An explosion ripped through a military base near Aleppo in northern Syria July 23, killing 15 Syrian soldiers and dozens of Iranian engineers.  Summer temperatures of up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit caused …
Discussion: Power Line and 2 Political Junkies
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Syria, Iran and the Norky Nukes, Oh My!
Discussion: Newsweek and Outside The Beltway
Byron Williams / The Huffington Post:
Can America Stand the Truth about the Iraq War?  —  As South Africa currently struggles to achieve the ideals they committed themselves to in their post-apartheid constitution, ironic, as it may seem, we could benefit from the path they have courageously blazed.
Discussion: Death and Take Our Country Back
Angela Doland / Associated Press:
Marcel Marceau, Famed French Mime, Dies  —  PARIS (AP) — Marcel Marceau, whose lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, died Saturday.  He was 84.  —  Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower …
French mime artist Marceau dies
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Re: The sun never sets...  Okay, I'll bite.  Even if that's all Fred Thompson meant, I say nuts.  —  FDR didn't take America to war in 1941 with the "disinterested intention of liberating others".  He took America to war not to end the Holocaust or free Belgium or build a democracy in Japan …
Little Green Footballs:
Protests Against Ahmadinejad on Monday  —  MONDAY, SEPT. 24:  —  What: Ahmadinejad to speak at luncheon at National Press Club by videolink  —  When: Protesters needed from 11:00-2:00.  Come for however long you can.  —  Where: Washington, DC: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Secret US air force team to perfect plan for Iran strike  —  Also from Sarah Baxter: Israelis seized nuclear material in Syrian raid |  Snatched: Israeli commandos 'nuclear' raid |  Israelis 'blew apart Syrian nuclear cache' |  Alan Greenspan: "Blair was clearly an aide to Brown"
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HOW TO SABOTAGE AHMADINEJAD: Have some scantily-clad coed run up and give him a kiss.
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